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Four More ICOs Hit with Cease-and-Desists by Colorado Securities Regulator

Four More ICOs Hit with Cease-and-Desists by Colorado Securities Regulator The Colorado Division of Securities has issued another batch of cease-and-desist orders against allegedly fraudulent initial coin offerings (ICOs). The watchdog announced on Tuesday that the U.S. state’s securities commissioner, Gerald Rome, has signed four new orders against Global Pay …

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Russian ICO That Impersonated Bank Hit With Cease-and-Desist

Russian ICO That Impersonated Bank Hit With Cease-and-Desist North Dakota’s securities watchdog has issued a cease-and-desist order against a Russia-based initial coin offering (ICO) that appeared to impersonate Liechtenstein-based Union Bank AG to promote “unregistered and potentially fraudulent securities.” On Monday, Karen Tyler, commissioner of the North Dakota Securities Department, …

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Singapore’s Stock Exchange Clarifies Rules for Listed Firms Issuing ICOs

Singapore’s Stock Exchange Clarifies Rules for Listed Firms Issuing ICOs Singapore Exchange (SGX) has clarified the rules for publicly listed companies planning to conduct initial coin offerings (ICOs). In a column published Thursday, Tan Boon Gin, CEO of the stock exchange’s regulatory subsidiary, SGX RegCo, stressed that any tokens launched …

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After Friday’s SEC Actions, Experts Say ICO Party ‘Is Truly Over’

After Friday’s SEC Actions, Experts Say ICO Party ‘Is Truly Over’ The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has compelled two crypto startups to register their token sales as securities offerings. It’s the first time the SEC has pursued such an action without additional charges of fraud. In a pair …

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SEC Settles Securities Registration Charges Against 2 ICO Startups

SEC Settles Securities Registration Charges Against 2 ICO Startups Two cryptocurrency startups have agreed to register their initial coin offering (ICO) tokens as securities after settling charges with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC’s Friday announcement centered on two firms: CarrierEQ Inc., also known as Airfox, and Paragon …

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The Incoming Wave of ICO Regulation (Yes, It’s Coming)

The Incoming Wave of ICO Regulation (Yes, It’s Coming) Alex Sunnarborg is a Founder of Tetras Capital. Previously, he was a research analyst at CoinDesk and a founder of the crypto investing app Lawnmower. As you may know, securities classification analysis in the U.S. today primarily revolves around the Securities Act of 1933 …

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